H6K2-L flying boat, at rest, date unknown

Caption   H6K2-L flying boat, at rest, date unknown ww2dbase
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Added Date 5 Dec 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 Oct 2013 03:17:45 PM

Kawanishi H6K Navy Type 97 Flying Boat, Model 22
armed w/4x7.7mm hand-held machine guns and 1x20mm cannon in the tail position.
Like most Japanese aircraft of the period, the Mavis as it was called by the Allies, lacked armor and protection for the fuel tanks.
2. Bill says:
29 Oct 2013 06:48:29 PM

FLYING THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES:

Kawanishi modified the H6K Mavis into transport
aircraft, for both the Imperial Navy and Greater Japan Airways.
All armament was removed, windows were added with compartments built for seating ten passengers and sleeping arrangements, compartments for mail and cargo along with a galley and toilet.

The Allies gave the transport version, the code name of Tillie. During the war, aircraft were lost to bad weather, mechanical failure, loss of fuel or shot down by Allied aircraft.

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